Graves disease and hives

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558632 tn?1303474725 Does anyone else experience hives with graves disease. I have been on PTU for almost 3 years (may of 08) and just started to get hives off and on. help!!
Avatar n tn Had some blood work done within these two weeks, followed by more bloodwork, was sent to a specialist and was told that I have Graves disease along with Hep C. Needless to say I am surprised and overwhelmed. In the past three days I have started on Tapazole, 5mg a day, and I am still getting hives this whole time, along with increased fatigue. In the past 6 years I have developed allergies (hives) from many antibiotics, where before the only allergies I used to experience were seasonal.
Avatar n tn My daughter had the same reaction to Tapazole and has been on PTU for the past five years and is doing great on it. Good luck!
Avatar n tn I am familiar with her internet works, but never read her book(s). She is not one of my favorites. Not saying that she doen't have some good info. I didn't find statements "antihistamines bring on the graves eye disease" in her sites that I have read. It's antibodies that attack the eyes, but Science does not know what causes autoimmune thyroid or thyroid eye disease - TED.
Avatar n tn Most everyone with Graves' disease is initially hypothyroid and it's usually not mild. Some people develop GD after being overtly hypothyroid and on thyroid replacement hormone for several years. A person could go into spontaneous remission, but how long will it take ? it could take years and how much damage will it do to your system before remission is achieved? Years ago before there was treatment 50% of people died of Graves'. Do you want to take that risk?
Avatar f tn However, I am currently euthyroid and not taking any medication and I get hives every other week. I was told that the hives are just another symptom of the Graves and Hashi, as I am in autoimmune overload. I also bruise easily due to the diseases. I am curious if your hives and bruising is due to the meds or just thyroid disease.
Avatar n tn I have been Dx with Graves Disease, I am trying to avoid RAI. I started with Methimazole, after 2 wk I had HORRIBLE hives from head to toe that didn't respond to benadryl. I spoke to the Dr, his answer was to take 100mg/4 hr of Benadryl and told me they would eventually go away. I opted to try PTU and so far so good, I had to beg for a Rx. I am concerned about hives with PTU, I was told I will get them with the PTU. Literature says I have a 30% chance.
Avatar f tn I found out via an email that I have Graves' disease . 4 weeks ago I learned I had hyperthyroidism and was placed on methimazole 10mg2x a day. The email for the type came 3 weeks later and it was frightening to read about. I felt exhausted for months had stomach issues and lost 15 pounds in a month. 4 weeks into the medication I have a distended stomach with pains and horrible rashes. All that said I'm completely stressed about the eye issues that come with graves.
Avatar f tn I don't have angioderma plus my vital signs are all good after eating (normal blood pressure, heart rate and peak flow) and other than a random bump here and there, I don't really have hives. But I just don't feel good after eating. I feel a little nauseated and dizzy plus eating tends to make the enlarged thyroid swell more irritating the tight feeling I have in my throat. My concern is that I'm already losing too much weight and trying to eat as much as I can to keep from losing more.
Avatar f tn hi i'm a 28 yr old woman and have suffered badly with symptoms from graves disease for 3yrs i've been on propylthiouracil for a year now as i had a severe allergic reaction to carbimazole! my symptoms include insomnia,severe fatigue,anxiety,bouts of depression,poor concentration,memory loss,bruising easily,dizziness,nausea and graves rage and weakened immune system (sick often). the problem is that i've recently had a blood test that read normal at 5.
Avatar n tn My question is this -- would I still be considered having Graves Disease, or can someone go from having Graves Disease to Hashimoto's (I have more symptoms of Hashimoto's than I do Graves -- complete intolerance of cold, fatigue, dry skin, hoarse voice, pain and joint stiffness, muscle weakness, depression. The only symptom of Graves I have is frequent bowel movements. I take synthroid 150 daily. Thank you.
Avatar f tn With both FT3 and FT4 as low as they are, it's no wonder you feel like you were run over by a truck; add a severe cold to the mix and you probably feel like it not only ran over you, but backed up and did it again. We have to back up a little bit, though; I just realized what you said in your first sentence: "i was diagnosed with graves disease and initially shown as hypo". Graves disease is associated with being hyper, not hypo. Please clarify that.
Avatar f tn Am currently on 5mg of methimazole 3 times a day. Causes itching, hives, and welts. Unbearable! Endo put me on propranolol 10mg twice a day. Caused my hands and feet to be cold and tingling, then my skin became numb all over, especially my face. I reduced my dose to half a tablet twice a day with good results.No I didn't consult the endo. Had the radioactive iodine uptake scan Monday and Tuesday and waiting for the.results is killing me. The 4 hour scan said 52% the 24 hour scan said 67% .
Avatar f tn * Herbs bugleweed [Lycopus virginica] and lemon balm [Melissa officinalis] can help reduce the production of thyroid hormone. The herb Motherwort [Leonurus cardiaca] can help regulate rapid heartbeat.
Avatar n tn In your opinion, could this be Graves disease? What points toward/against a Graves diagnosis? 2. Do most Endos consider the TSI test definitive for Graves even if levels are less than 125%? What is your opinion on that? 3. I've read some medical literature that dopaminergic agents can affect thyroid hormone tests. Is it possible that the medications I've taken longterm (Wellbutrin and Adderall, both of which affect dopamine) might be skewing my lab numbers?
Avatar f tn Diagnosed with Graves disease a couple weeks ago and on meds now. is this normal with graves?
1102308 tn?1257810248 been on methimazole for three weeks and have had uncontrollable itching on my elbows and shins...sometimes hives there anything i can do to relieve this>? it is horrible at night and i havent been sleeping very much and the itching isnt helping...any suggestions>? is it just the methimazole or the graves or both? please help!!!
Avatar n tn I dont' want to take an antihistamines, I heard that it can bring on the graves eye disease, so my endo switched me to PTU after 3 weeks of itching, and again I have hives and welts. Now what?
Avatar f tn I am diagonsed as graves too, and i am recently had hives, big rash on my head, legs , all over the body, I went to er and got benadryl , did not help, then dr prescribed me prednisone.
Avatar f tn I think the hives come due to the thyroid antibodies, I got hives on and off when my graves disease, was not under control, and they are the most unpleasant things to get. I did find that cider vinegar help, for me, but this maybe different for you. Is your thyroid being controlled proper? are your levels right? Also there are some very good thyroid sufferers, with some great knowledge, who have also suffered from hives, on the thyroid forum on this site.
Avatar f tn , which was supposedly related to having taken diclofenac (I’m allergic to all pain killers). I had hives and urticaria in my body and swelling of my lips and throat also. I was even hospitalized two days so they could get the swelling down with steroids.
Avatar f tn Her doctor thought she may be ADHD but turns out she had Graves and the only way we found out she had Graves Disease was during her surgery to get tubes in her ears her blood pressure went up to 166/122. We had to figure out the cause of that. It has been only 2 weeks since she was diagnosed so I am learning about all of this stuff. They told me it wasn't very common in children so it kinda freaked me out but finding all of you guys has helped very much!
Avatar n tn Any idea what causes this or why it suddenly started? She developed Graves Disease at 16 but it has been in remission now for about 3 yrs--we recently had her levels checked and they were at normal levels. I would say she has some minor-moderate nasal allergies--but we can make no connection to the hives or timing of the hives. She takes a birth control and a multi vitamin daily but nothing else regularly prescription or otc. Any advice/ideas or suggestions?
Avatar f tn I suspect I have been suffering from hypothyroidism for a number of years. I am still experiencing symptoms with treatment and the hives come and go as they please. My DR sent me to an allergist who believes that the hives are a result of high TSH and I agree, but my latest labs came back 'normal'. DR did increase the Levothyroxine to 75mcg because she(thankfully) is treating me based on how I feel instead of the lab results.
346355 tn?1219858547 Maybe both of you need to come to this website to see what patients and their care givers go through. In the past year sinc I found out about my Graves disease and then thyca. My personality has changes...some for the better. a lot for the worse. My motivation to do simple things like keep a budge it just too hard for me to focus on. However, as a thyca survivor, I am a little more tolerant of some idiot drives on I-95 in Northe VA.
653875 tn?1224534213 I recently had my first appt with my endo dr and he had told me that I have graves disease and he put me on PTU. I also take inderal. And i was just wondering if anyone can give me any insight other than looking up info on the internet. Or just anything that might help. I also have terribly itching, and burning skin. I heard this is a side effect but is there anything i can use so its not so sensitive? Any help regarding anything would really be appreciated!
Avatar f tn Hi . I have had graves disease for 12 years, and suffered with skin rashes and hives. I do believe it can be a common problem off graves, what are your rashes like and were are they? what is the appearance off them. and do you take anti-thyroid drugs, as this can make rashes worse. What are youre latest bloods, ft3, ft4,tsh. Hope this off some benefit. Take care keep me posted. Nicola.
Avatar m tn I’m 33 year old female with Graves disease I was told graves disease has caused my hyper active thyroid. What is Graves disease? Also, I’m taking meds for my thyroid but they don’t seem to work very often. I take two 25 mg of Atenolol a day and 2 50 mg Propylthiouracil twice a day and still don’t feel comfortable. Walking up stairs to my parents apt. makes me feel so exhausted that’s how bad it is. I feel like I'm going to die. I get really bad chect pain after an episode of rapid heat rate.
Avatar f tn No one understands!! Not even family. And doctors do not believe anything I say about what has been going on with my body, my symptoms, and my weight. With the weight gain from graves' and graves' eye disease..I don't want to be seen or go out and run into people.